Type 2 fun is miserable while it’s happening, but fun in retrospect. It usually begins with the best intentions, and then things get carried away. ~REI
Mount Degenhardt was my third and final trip to the Pickets this season after last week.
Mount Fury (East and West)
Mount Fury has been on my radar in recent years. But the remoteness has had me put it on hold until now.
Mount Challenger West Peak
Mount Challenger West Peak could have been part of our Northern Picket Traverse three years ago.
I had forgotten to bring crampons. So Easy Ridge ended up being an exploratory trip.
The reopening of Road 63 to the Blanca Lake Trailhead gave us the chance to explore Goblin mountain.
This time we came back with a raft twice the capacity to put the pursuit to rest once and for all.
It was only a matter of time before we came back to finish singing song of the Three Witches.
We attempted Crosby Mountain last year. But the new snow made it hard to go forward.
Last September we had a good run up to the very last weekend before weather conditions worsened.
Getting to base camp with good route finding skills, one can certainly enjoy the views abound without ever leaving camp.
I first saw the glaciated Entiat River Valley from Seven Fingered Jack, my first Bulger peak.
Climbing Holliway Mountain involved going around Mount Hardy and through Methow River Valley.
Sheep Mountain next to Barlow Pass off Mountain Loop Highway rarely sees anyone.
With the heightened avalanche danger in the Cascades this weekend, pup and I sought out places with minimal open terrain and settled on this woodsy mountain.
After three consecutive weekend visits to Eastern Washington due to incessant rainfall, we finally got our first sunny outing and a new high point.
I have wanted to check out Sorcery Mountain in the wintertime. Glad the road was still accessible then.